Powerful comeback from Liverpool! A foolish dismissal saved Crystal Palace
Salah scored his 200th goal for Liverpool.
Liverpool visited Crystal Palace for a match, and for most of the game, they did not look better than their opponents. The Londoners had much less possession but created equally sharp moments. They even earned a penalty in the first half, but VAR called the main referee to review the replay due to a foul on Endo.
The penalty in favor of Palace was canceled, but the hosts earned another one. Quansah played carelessly. The 20-year-old center-back struck Mateta's leg without even reaching the ball. However, in this situation, the forward had his back to the goal, and overall, Van Dijk controlled the situation. The injured player accurately scored from the penalty spot, making it 1-0.
The game was primarily overturned by Jordan Ayew's dismissal. He received a rather foolish first yellow card, approaching the ball as Liverpool introduced it, preventing a quick restart. The second yellow was shown in the 75th minute for breaking up a counterattack. After this episode, the guests did not have a single shot on target, and after the dismissal, they looked better than Palace.
First, Salah (with a bit of help from a deflection) scored his 150th goal in the Premier League and his 200th for Liverpool in all competitions. Then, in the 90+1st minute, Elliott, who came on as a substitute, scored, dragging the ball and, just before reaching the penalty area, applied it close. Not precisely in the corner, but it still turned out to be unexpected for the Palace goalkeeper.
Interestingly, this goalkeeper is Remi Matthews, who has been on the team for 2.5 years but has only made his Premier League debut now (as a substitute). And it's worth mentioning Alisson separately, who returned after an injury and made several excellent saves, including one in the final moments.
Published by Patrick Jane